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The Diatribe launches anti-racist art project to shift narrative of southeast, southwest Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-07-2021 under NEWS

“If you had art that reclaimed your neighborhood, what would that look like?” This question will be asked of young residents from Grand Rapids’ southeast and southwest sides, as part of a new anti-racist project bringing large-...

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Jordoun Eatman, Lead Neighborhood Connector for the City of Grand Rapids, to discuss the upcoming Neighborhood Summit

Submitted 05-03-2021 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for tonight's episode of City Connection. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is joined in the GRTV studio by new Jourdan Eatman, Lead Neighborhood Connector for the City of Grand Rapids...

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Community updates: Thursday, April 29

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids releases proposed 2022 budget plan The City of Grand Rapids released its proposed budget plan for the 2022 fiscal year on Tuesday, relying on federal aid to help offset city revenue lost because of the pandemic. The plan...

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Community updates: Friday, April 23

Submitted 04-23-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids park improvements continue through millage investments, leveraged funding Progress on city park improvements throughout Grand Rapids marches on, with 26 parks currently under construction or slated to be in the near future, the city...

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Community updates: Thursday, April 15

Submitted 04-15-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter Community Pass for underserved residents Aiming to increase transportation access for Grand Rapidians in need, the City of Grand Rapids launched a “community pass” pilot on Tuesday for the city...

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Community updates: Thursday, April 8

Submitted 04-08-2021 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks hosting citywide park cleanups Grand Rapidians have an opportunity to clean up and beautify their city parks together this month, with a community-wide clean-up initiative happening a few days before Earth Day 2021....

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Deborah Prato, new Rapid CEO

Submitted 04-05-2021 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for tonight's episode of City Connection. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is joined in the GRTV studio by new CEO for The Rapid, Deborah Prato! Get to know Deborah as she starts...

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Community updates: Friday, April 2

Submitted 04-02-2021 under NEWS

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic exceeds 100,000 shots after expanding eligibility to ages 16 and older The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on...

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Community updates: Friday, March 26

Submitted 03-26-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department now assigning officers to specific neighborhoods The Grand Rapids Police Department (GRDP) now assigns officers to specific neighborhoods across the city, effective March 21. Adoption of the new policing model comes as...

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Community updates: Friday, March 19

Submitted 03-19-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ city income tax deadline extended to June 1 The due date for Grand Rapids taxpayers to file city income tax returns has been delayed until June 1, the City of Grand Rapids announced Thursday. Extension of the deadline marks the...

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